Faculty in the News
FIFSW instructors, Deborah Goodman and Svetlana Popova spoke on TVO’s, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
We are excited to announce that Memorial University will be awarding an Honorary Degree to Professor […]
FIFSW Dean and Professor Faye Mishna discusses the new report and the ethical considerations of teens and sexting with Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning.
For over 20 years, Dr. Barbara Fallon, Associate Professor in the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work has been gathering data, both provincially and nationally, to help front-line workers address the needs of kids in the child welfare system.
In one study, she and her co-authors found that just four per cent of maltreatment cases involved physical abuse requiring medical attention. They suggested child welfare services may be focusing on rapid intervention to prevent physical harm instead of a broader assessment of a child’s needs.
More recently, she and her colleagues have looked at the overrepresentation of First Nations children in care. The rate of child maltreatment investigations is more than four times higher among First Nations children, the researchers found, using data from 2008. “The root cause is colonialism,” she says.
Fallon gathers information knowing that behind the statistics are real children and families in need of support.
KENN RICHARD – Founding Executive Director, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Kenn receives this Award for […]
Cheryl Regehr, University of Toronto’s vice-president and provost, will be awarded an honorary degree at Wilfrid Laurier University today for her work as a community builder, social worker, educator and researcher.
Professor Faye Mishna, dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and U of T President Meric Gertler, nominated Regehr for the honour, calling her a “mental health champion” and praising her impressive career as a social worker and academic.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), the […]
Lynn McDonald is a Canadian pioneer in gerontology who has led the national dialogue on aging […]
Professor Logie’s initiatives have the potential to reduce the growing number of young women in Canada with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
Prof. Shelley Craig and PhD Student, Gio Iacono publish on impact of intersectionality among social work students
Discrimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) social work students can negatively affect academic performance and personal and professional identity development. Intersectionality is a conceptual approach that states that social identities interact to form different meanings and experiences from those that could be explained by a single identity. This study explored how the educational experiences of LGBTQ social work students in the United States and Canada influenced their professional and personal identities. Using an intersectional analysis, three major themes emerged: the need for social work programs to better promote LGBTQ identity and emerging social work professional identity integration, a lack of LGBTQ content in the curriculum, and unsupportive LGBTQ school climates. Implications for social work education are considered.